surfaces in a sandstone-filled fluvial channel. The dip of the surfaces
is steeper than the regional dip, seen higher in the cliff. Move
your cursor over the image to see the surfaces picked out.
How do lateral accretion surfaces form? Which direction was the river flowing?
|image credit: Roger Suthren. Scalby Formation, Middle Jurassic, Yon's Nab, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK|
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